Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has received direct entry into the main draw of the US Open following the withdrawal of Stan Wawrinka, tournament organisers announced on Monday.

Great Britain’s Murray, who has struggled with hip injuries of late, is currently down at No 105 on the ATP rankings.

Swiss Wawrinka, who is also a three-time major winner, withdrew as he continues to recover from foot surgery.

The 36-year-old underwent an operation on his left foot earlier in the year and has not played since an opening round defeat to South Africa’s Lloyd Harris at the Qatar Open in March.

The 2021 US Open runs from 30 August – 12 September.

Murray will also compete at the upcoming Cincinnati Masters 1000 event just before the US Open, after receiving a wild card.

Murray triumphed in Cincinnati in 2008 and 2011.